Monthly Archives: April 2015

A review of Abi Elphinstone’s “The Dream Snatcher”

Here’s a review I wrote recently for take a look! Cover art by Thomas Flintham Trailer Here’s what Simon and Schuster’s website has to say: “Twelve-year-old Molly Pecksniff wakes one night in the middle of the forest, lured there by a recurring nightmare – the one with the drums and the rattles and the masks. […]

The Art of Editing

Earlier on Twitter, I stumbled across this golden nugget of wisdom, so astutely observed by SF Said: “The truth about stories is that they’re made in the reader’s mind. The writer’s job is to get out of the way, and let that happen.” Although it seems an obvious enough tenet, I’m not sure I’ve ever […]

Review of The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Here’s a review I wrote recently for Check out the blog! The Astounding Broccoli Boy                                                Illustrations by Steven Lenton Pan MacMillan’s Synopsis: Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite […]